Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,499,885

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,499,885

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sea Park Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.